The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday, Memorial of St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companion Martyrs, 24 November 2022 Revelation 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9 ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> Luke 21:20-28
As we get closer to the end of this liturgical year, we get more excited with Advent and Christmas; please help us, Lord Jesus, to see more at the moment the meaning of the end of this calendar, the end of time, the end of everything that would be renewed in you.
Many of us are so blessed with family and friends, jobs and education that after two years. we are looking forward to a face-to-face Christmas; but, keep us aware and conscious of the many others, definitely more than most of us who have lost so much these past years of the pandemic; many have lost loved ones, until now have not moved on yet with their lives, grieving in pain made worst with other losses like jobs, careers, business and livelihood; many are still facing so many forms of sufferings and trials in life as individuals and communities; we pray for them, Lord Jesus.
But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.Luke 21:28
Help us, Lord, in our lives to witness the strength and courage in you to forge on in life's many trials and difficulties so that those deep in trouble may be encouraged to believe and trust more in you; more than our words of encouragement, help us to show in our actions and commitment to others that always in this life, God and good have the final say. Amen.